1. ibz096's Avatar
    Apple recently announced that Swift would now be open source.Do you think Blackberry would interested in creating a Swift compiler for Blackberry 10 ? This would mean you would be able to run app made on Swift for Apple. And would they continue to support Android.
    01-06-16 11:45 AM
  2. Avenzuno's Avatar
    Great question. Hopefully BlackBerry will seriously explore this Swift opportunity as a way to fix the BlackBerry 10 app gap without being so dependent upon Android. In my view, Swift would be the best way to keep the BlackBerry 10 platform alive, and BlackBerry should do everything they can to help persuade iOS developers to port their apps to BlackBerry 10 via Swift.

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    01-06-16 11:51 AM
  3. thurask's Avatar
    Development manpower concerns aside, I'm actually interested in cross platform Swift.

    Just as long as I don't need the Apple package deal in order to get anywhere.
    01-06-16 11:59 AM
  4. early2bed's Avatar
    The Swift language may be open source but all of the iOS features, frameworks, etc. are definitely not so this will never happen.
    01-06-16 12:01 PM
  5. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    The Swift language may be open source but all of the iOS features, frameworks, etc. are definitely not so this will never happen.
    This.

    That doesn't mean someone, BlackBerry or someone else couldn't bring Swift to BB10, or even just QNX. The latter may even be likely as it would lower the bar for in car entertainment developers.

    That said there is a lesson the OP didn't learn from BlackBerry and the Android runtime. The Android OS is entirely open source. What isn't, and what people really want in the mass market is the Google framework. Being able to run plain Android applications turned out not to be much of a help to most customers.

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    01-06-16 04:04 PM

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